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Youth Snorkeling Mask Recalls

Recalled US Divers Martinique Jr MaskU.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport have recalled two models of youth snorkeling masks. Notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to break under certain water pressure. The recall states that this may cause a laceration hazard. If these masks were to be used for SCUBA diving (which is not their intended use, but users might not be aware of this), the hazard could be even more significant. The recalled models are the Santa Cruz Jr. (sold under the U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung brands), and the Martinique LX Jr. Snorkeling masks (pictured to the left and sold exclusively at Costco in a set with a snorkel and fins).

Note that there are TWO recall notices included below. Please refer to the CPSC website for the most complete information on these recalls. 

 



Below is content from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. OSI is not responsible for this information.*


Recalls


U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport Brand Youth Snorkeling Masks Recalled Due to Laceration

Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 


Recall date: March 07, 2013
Recall number: 13-134



Recall Summary
 

 Name of product:


Santa Cruz Jr. Youth Snorkeling Masks



Hazard:
Notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user.



Remedy:

Replace



Consumer Contact:
U.S. Divers; toll-free at (888) 606-6162 anytime, or online at
www.usdivers.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.



Report an Incident Involving this Product



Recall Details

Units

About 130,000 units

Description

This recall involves Santa Cruz Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold under the U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport brands. The masks were sold individually, with a snorkel or as a set with snorkel and fins. The U.S. Divers logo or Aqua Lung Sport logo is on the top of the mask as well as inset on the tempered glass lens. The tempered glass lens is also labeled as tempered. This recall affects all Santa Cruz Jr. Youth Masks manufactured before October 2011. Masks manufactured before October 2011 do not have a production code on the edge of the frame, near the nose pocket.



Incidents/Injuries



The firm has received nine reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including three reports of the minor cuts and scratches to the face.



Remedy



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact U.S. Divers for a replacement mask.



Sold at



Academy, Dick’s, The Sports Authority and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other Internet retailers from March 2011 through July 2012 for about $10 individually and $30 as a set.



Importer



Aqua Lung Inc. dba U.S. Divers, of Vista, Calif.



Manufacturer



Aqua Lung Inc., of Vista, Calif.



Manufactured in



Thailand

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or 
involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov


CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.



Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.



To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to
www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595- 7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e- mail newsletters.

Recalled US Divers and Aqua Lung Santa Cruz Jr Mask

 



Recalls

U.S. Divers Recalls Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at 
Costco

 

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Recall date: March 07, 2013
Recall number: 13-133

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets

Hazard:

Notches in the tempered glass lens on the mask can break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Remedy:

Replace

Consumer Contact:

U.S. Divers; toll-free at (888) 606-6162 anytime, or online at www.usdivers.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units
About 44,000 units

Description

This recall involves Martinique Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold in a set with snorkel and fins. The masks feature a silicone face skirt, strap and adjustable buckles. The mask is blue with a silver accent piece that frames the tempered glass lens. The U.S. Divers logo is on the upper bridge of the mask as well as inset on the tempered glass lens. The lens is also labeled as tempered. The buckles are each printed with the U.S. Divers “wave” logo.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received eight reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including four reports of cuts and scratches to the face.



Remedy



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact U.S. Divers for a replacement mask.



Sold exclusively at



Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from November 2010 through July 2011 for about $30.



Importer



Aqua Lung Inc. dba U.S. Divers, of Vista, Calif.



Manufacturer



Aqua Lung Inc., of Vista, Calif.



Manufactured in



Thailand

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or 
involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov 
 


CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.


To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to
www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595- 7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e- mail newsletters

Recalled Martinique Jr Mask 








 


* OSI has no control over and is not responsible for the content of these releases. Not all relevant details, information or images included in the original release may be shared here. This website presents selected outdoor product recalls that may be of interest to our readers. This website does not present a complete list of product recalls. For complete listings of official product recalls visit recalls.gov (US), Health Canada or the recall agency in your country. Please contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, other agencies listed on recalls.govHealth Canada or the product manufacturer if you need any additional information regarding a specific recall.
Posted by

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on 3/10/13
Categories: 
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